Why Family is the Christmas Star in the Christian Holiday Skyline

Dr. Matthew Rowe, Ph.D., CPC, CMLC. Say hello to the holiday season, a time when joy, love, and unity are the main courses on the menu of life and Christians find it extra flavorful! While Christmas does come with its share of sparkly decorations, gift exchanges, and mouth-watering feasts, remember that the star on top…

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How do we heal the bitterness in our hearts ?

What is your medicine to the bitterness of life… specifically feeling bitter? My first thought is “acceptance” of what is… And then we GET the opportunity to decide who we are in this lifetime… And we GET the opportunity to decide what affects us, and what does not affect us. Bitterness is a cousin to…

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Our Kids and Education, Why?

Our Kiddos and Education Dr. Matthew Rowe, Ph.D., CPC, BCMLC. For us, the first day of school can be bitter-sweet. The end of summer is solidified not by the seasonal calendar, but by our kiddos going back to school. Why do we send our kids to school anyway? Each year, when my wife and take…

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Furious Love – Fun & Love With Your Spouse


Fun & Love With Your Spouse Dr. Les & Leslie Parrott Les and Leslie. A husband-and-wife team who not only share the same name, but the same passion for helping others build healthy relationships. Married in 1984, the Parrotts bring real-life examples to their speaking platform. Their professional training – Leslie as a marriage and…

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Justice & Mercy Series (Part 2)


If you haven’t read Part 1 yet, I encourage you to do so, or this might not make much sense! It is also written within a Christian context (being my personal value system; my faith in Jesus). I believe that even if you do not identify as a Christian, there are still general psychological principles…

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12 Effective Ways To Relieve Stress


Have you ever been around someone that has hit their limit? They are no fun to be around. I know that our family has had bad days from overloaded schedules and commitments, especially with our kids! For most of us when fall shows up; kids are going back to school, parties and festivals start showing…

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Top Habits of Highly Sexual Marriages


In case you didn’t realize this, sex isn’t about what you can get from it! If you go into the bedroom thinking only of yourself, then you might be what is called a ‘“selfish lover.”  Sex should be a way for you and your spouse to express your love for each other. Good married sex means that BOTH of you are left feeling desired and pleased.

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